Monday, October 24, 2011

Remembrance Edith Flack Ackley

Dedicating remembrance Edith Flack Ackley

Edith Flack Ackley Wengenroth Born :June 6, 1887 t o November 28, 1970
residence: Greenport, Suffolk, NY
Edith Flack Ackley a ledgen now and in her own time.
Dedicating remembrance here on my blog to my favorite cloth doll maker Edith Flack Ackley a cloth doll designer and maker. Inspiration to cloth dollmakers now, past, and future generations yet to come.

Edith Ackley has inspired so many artists/dollmakers since the publication of her first books and patterns. Edith's dolls and patterns have their very own extremely distinctive style ,
Even yet today 70 years later...this special woman and her dolls, and patterns still hold their extremely distinctive style
I first discovered her when purchasing her
"Dolls to make for fun and profit,"
My good friend Linda Johnson, also introduced me to her own EFA dolls that she created,
Miniature Edith Flack Ackley Twin Cloth Dolls -- Only 4 Inches!
Sara Cole's EFA dolls...
here is a nice web site that will give you all kinds of info about the designer and her wonderful dolls
EDITH FLACK ACKLEY, Wife , Mother , Designer , Teacher , Pattern Designer, Author , of several books and magazines
"Paper Dolls, Their History and How to Make Them"
"Dolls to Make for Fun and Profit"
"A Doll Shop of Your Own"
"Holiday Cards For You to Make"
"How to Make Marionettes"
'For a Little Girl's Christmas', from the 1934 Woman's Home Companion magazine
Just think about it ... dollmakers from young ones just learning to sew and creating their very first cloth dolls, to young ones at age of eighty using her designs for more than 70 years!! EFA dolls are still going strong , showing no sign of slowing down !
From Edith " quote"I have had in mind those women in homes all
over the country, who like to sew and make things and
who would like to earn a little extra money".
from A Doll Shop Of Your Own, p. ix"
Her dolls on any given day or holiday are always sooo very special, EFA dolls are one of my personal favorite dolls to create, Each new year I create a new special holiday EFA Doll... It has become a family tradition,
My EFA dolls are not always created for Christmas, but for all holidays and even special family events,

I create EFA dolls through out the year for pure enjoyment , relaxation ,
Great place to get your own EFA patterns
Cloth Doll Supply -"Patterns from the Past by Edith Flack Ackley"
I hope you enjoy,

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Steampunk Talk on CDA Prim Doll Studio

Please if you have any info/pictures/ books / dolls /jewelry about "Steampunk" Please share your knowledge and or question here!

 Steampunk Emporium: Creating Fantastical Jewelry, Devices and Oddments from Assorted Cogs, Gears and Curios [Paperback]
Jema "Emilly Ladybird" Hewitt (Author)

Steampunk Style Jewelry: Victorian, Fantasy, and Mechanical Necklaces, Bracelets, and Earrings [Paperback] By Jean Campbell

I did buy this, Can't really say I like it, It is very simple

Steampunk Softies: Scientifically-Minded Dolls from a Past That Never Was by: Sarah Skeate

I bought this book and LOVE it!

Steampunkery: Polymer Clay and Mixed Media Projects [Paperback] Christi Friesen (Author)
A project book for all skill levels. Step-by-step pictures combined with detailed and humorous instructions keep the pace quick and the excitement level high. Steampunk look combines a Victorian-era sense
of romance with a clockwork mechanical-ness. This book adapts those characteristics to polymer clay creations and offers projects that are sophisticated yet playful, challenging without being difficult. This
eighth book by well-known author/artist Christi Friesen is her best yet!

I ordered the cloth paper scissors september/october 2011..Love it!! It has a wonderful "How to create your own Steampunk dolls " Using paper clay, It is a awesome technique by artist Ivan Lovatt


Alrighty I ordered my antique watch parts online from: I got the watch parts here, its the first thing at the top of the page.

Alrighty I ordered my antique watch parts online from: I got the watch parts here, its the first thing at the top of the page.

I also ordered online from Time and Materials on Etsy.. I got the propeller blade from:

I also bought wonderful Steampunk charms from Micheals called "CHIC" They have a great sale and a large selctions also.


Doll created by Michele Lynch

Steam Dude!

steam punk paper doll man

I LOVE This!

My Favorite! He is just so Steampunk!

For Steampunk eye candy!!
Has a couple wonderful Steampunk Cloth Dolls on her Etsy

More Steampunk eye candy
TheFreeFolk on her etsy has a victorian Steampunk Cloth Doll

You must be a member of Cloth Doll Artistry to join in the fun!

Sunday, October 16, 2011



Come on over to Cloth Dolls Artistry and join The Prim Doll Studio ,We are having a Steampunk Challenge!!

This challenge will run from Oct 1 - Dec 20th!!
You must be a member of Cloth Doll Artistry to join in the fun!